16 April 2019

$406,000 to provide a new green at the Torquay Bowls Club

A re-elected Morrison Government will provide $406,000 to the Torquay Bowls Club to support the reconstruction of a bowling green and installation of new synthetic turf, allowing members of the Club and the general public greater usage of the facility.

Liberal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson said the project was a key priority for the Liberal and Nationals because it encouraged health and wellbeing for local residents of all ages.

“Investing in sports facilities and community infrastructure builds stronger regional communities,” Ms Henderson said.

“In particular we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport.

“That’s why the Morrison Government has prioritised investment in local grassroots sporting facilities.

“This is one of many sporting facility upgrades in and around Torquay that I have been able to gain a funding commitment for.”

Ms Henderson said the funding for the Torquay Bowls Club was only possible because of the Morrison Government’s plan for a stronger economy.

“Only the Liberals have a proven track record when it comes to managing the Budget,” Ms Henderson said.

“By paying down debt and growing the economy, we can afford to deliver funding for these priorities in communities across Corangamite.

“This is all at risk under Labor and Bill Shorten who pose the greatest risk to Australia’s economy in a generation with plans for $387 billion in new taxes on small and family businesses, retirees, housing, income, investments, electricity and cars.

“Labor would put at risk Australia’s 27 years of consecutive economic growth.”

Ms Henderson said this year’s Federal Budget delivered Australia’s first surplus in more than a decade.

“The surplus guarantees funding for the essential services that you and your family need and rely on,” Ms Henderson said.

“In addition to funding for organisations such as the Torquay Bowling Club, this includes record funding for schools, hospitals, medicines and roads.”

The new synthetic turf will be delivered in the 2019-20 financial year and has been fully budgeted for.

Other sporting projects in the Torquay region funded by the Morrison Government include:

  • $20 million for a new pool in Torquay;
  • $5 million for the Surf Coast multi-purpose indoor sports stadium;
  • $2 million for the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club;
  • $360,000 for upgrades at the Banyul Warri Fields; and
  • $200,000 for the Spring Creek netball pavilion.

16 April 2019